Journal article

Combined somatosensory and motor training to improve upper limb function following stroke: a systematic scoping review

Urvashy Gopaul, Leeanne Carey, Robin Callister, Michael Nilsson, Paulette van Vliet

PHYSICAL THERAPY REVIEWS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this systematic scoping review was to (1) identify combined somatosensory and motor training interventions for the upper limb and their training components, and (2) review the efficacy of the combined interventions. Methods: Participants were adults post-stroke with somatosensory and/or movement deficits in the upper limb. All studies with interventions combining somatosensory and motor training and targeting the affected upper limb were included. Outcome measures were assessments of somatosensory and/or motor impairment and upper limb function. Results: Ten studies (n = 219) were included, comprising three randomized controlled trials, two pre-post studies with non-r..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship


Awarded by James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Cognitive Rehabilitation Collaborative Award


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

UG is a PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle supported by a University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship and by a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Travel grant. The authors were supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants 191214, 307902, 1022694 (LC); ARC Future Fellowship (FT100100439) (LC); the James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Cognitive Rehabilitation Collaborative Award (# 220020413) (LC and MN); NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury (#1077898) (MN, LC, and PvV); NHMRC partnership grant 1134495 (LC and MN); Brawn Bequest, University of Newcastle (MN).